Nim Tottenham

Nim Tottenham is a Professor of Psychology at Columbia University, where she is Director of the Developmental Affective Neuroscience Laboratory, Director of Graduate Studies, and Director of Undergraduate Studies (Honors) in the Department of Psychology. Her research examines the development of emotional behavior and associated brain maturation. In particular, her research has highlighted the powerful role that early experiences, such as caregiving and stress, have in brain development. Tottenham has authored over 130 journal articles and book chapters, and is a frequent lecturer both nationally and internationally on human brain and emotional development. She is a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science and of the Society for Experimental Psychologists. Tottenham's scientific contributions have been recognized by the National Institute of Mental Health BRAINS Award, the American Psychological Association’s Distinguished Scientific Award for Early Career Contribution to Psychology, the National Academy of Sciences' Troland Research Award, and the Flux Congress Linda Spear Award.

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